Lying to the west of Tenby, the village of Manorbier was described as “the pleasantest place” in Wales by the 12th century scholar Giraldus Cambrensis
Manorbier’s sheltered, sandy beach has no dog restrictions, plenty of rockpools to explore and is a popular spot for surfers.
You can also take the coast path out of the village to the secluded Swanlake Bay or the ‘secret’ Presipe beach.
Manorbier’s impressive 13th century castle appeared in the BBC’s adaption of The Chronicles of Narnia and was the main setting for the 2003 film I Capture the Castle.
Open to the public, the castle plays host to a range of events including
live music and falconry displays. There
is also a lovely café and walled gardens restored by the renowned Irish plantswoman Daphne Levinge-Shackleton .
Manorbier has its own school , a Norman church,
and a family-run shop with a Post Office.
There is also a hotel with a restaurant, a great local pub and The Beach Break Tearooms.